Jun 5 2010

Ein erster Vorgeschmack auf die neue Live DVD …

Sony hat drei Promovideos zur neuen Live-DVD “Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – London Calling, Live in Hyde Park” veröffentlicht.

Auf Amazon.de findet man “GLORY DAYS” und “DANCING IN THE DARK”. Ferner gibt es auf der offizielle Produkthomepage ein Video von “OUT IN THE STREET”.

Die DVD bzw. BLU-RAY kann jetzt im STONEPONY SHOP oder auf Amazon.de vorbestellt werden.
Amazon bietet wie immer eine Vorbesteller-Preisgarantie:

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Mai 25 2010


Columbia Records wird am 18. Juni 2010 (22. Juni in den USA) das legendäre Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Konzert “London Calling: Live in Hyde Park” als BLU-RAY bzw. Doppel-DVD veröffentlichen. Auf der DVD bzw. Blu-Ray wird auch “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)” enthalten sein. Ursprünglich war der Song auf der Tracklist nicht aufgeführt.

Die DVD bzw. BLU-RAY kann jetzt im STONEPONY SHOP oder auf Amazon.de vorbestellt werden.
Amazon bietet wie immer eine Vorbesteller-Preisgarantie:

Die offizielle Pressemeldung vom 20. April 2010:


On June 22, Columbia Records will release Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band’s ‘London Calling: Live In Hyde Park’ concert film on one Blu-Ray disc and as a two DVD set. Captured in London at the Hard Rock Calling Festival on June 28, 2009 in HD, the 163-minute film documents 26 tracks of live Springsteen that begin in daylight and progress through a gorgeous sunset into night.
‘London Calling: Live In Hyde Park’ conveys both the experience of being on-stage and the vast crowd experience of the festival environment. Viewers are able to see Springsteen spontaneously directing the E Street Band and shaping the show as it evolves.
The set list spans from ‘Born To Run’ era to ‘Working On a Dream’ and includes rare covers such as The Clash’s “London Calling,” Jimmy Cliff’s “Trapped,” The Young Rascals’ “Good Lovin’,” and Eddie Floyd’s “Raise Your Hand.” Springsteen also performs fan favorite “Hard Times (Come Again No More),” written by Stephen Foster in 1854. Brian Fallon from The Gaslight Anthem joins the band as a guest vocalist on Springsteen’s own “No Surrender.”
The concert earned rave reviews. The London Times called it “epic” and “a revved-up three-hour power drive through Springsteen’s America.” The Independent concurred, “He awed the 50,000-strong crowd. Drenched in sweat by the second number, tossing his guitars to the roadies with the vigour of a frontman a third of his age and jogging down a walkway to meet his fans and take their requests, Springsteen’s intensity was staggering from first powerful vocal to final thrashed-out chord.”
GRAMMY and Emmy Award-winning producer and editor Thom Zimny and director Chris Hilson, both members of Springsteen’s video team dating back over a decade, oversaw the film. Audio was mixed by Bob Clearmountain.
Bonus material includes stunning footage of “The River” from Glastonbury, June 27; and the full music video for “Wrecking Ball,” filmed at New Jersey’s Giants Stadium.


1. London Calling
2. Badlands
3. Night
4. She’s The One
5. Outlaw Pete
6. Out In The Street
7. Working On A Dream
8. Seeds
9. Johnny 99
10. Youngstown
11. Good Lovin’
12. Bobby Jean
13. Trapped
14. No Surrender
15. Waiting On A Sunny Day
16. Promised Land
17. Racing In The Street
18. Radio Nowhere
19. Lonesome Day
20. The Rising
21. Born To Run
22. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
23. Hard Times (Come Again No More)
24. Jungleland
25. American Land
26. Glory Days
27. Dancing In The Dark
28. Music under end credit sequence: Raise Your Hand
The River: Glastonbury Festival, 2009
Wrecking Ball: Giants Stadium, 2009

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Feb 27 2010

Billboard “2010 Money Makers List” – Bruce auf Platz 2

Billboard.com hat gestern die jährliche “Money Makers List” veröffentlicht. Laut dieser Liste erzielte die irische Rockbank U2 einen Umsatz von 108,6 Millionen Dollar. Auf Platz 2 findet sich Bruce Springsteen wieder. Der ‘Boss’ durfte sich über knapp 58 Millionen US$ freuen.

Billboard.com schreibt:

With a new studio album, a Walmart-exclusive hits compilation and a relentless touring schedule, Bruce Springsteen was at the top of his revenue-generating game in 2009. Springsteen’s profile has never been higher, with added-value exposure from the Super Bowl halftime show, Kennedy Center Honors and even a run-in with Ticketmaster all keeping the Boss in the public eye.  (Quelle)

Die Top 10:

  1. U2 – $ 108.601.283
  2. Bruce Springsteen – $ 57,619,037
  3. Madonna – $ 47,237,774
  4. AC/DC – $ 43,650,466
  5. Britney Spears – $ 38,885,267
  6. Pink – $ 36,347,658
  7. Jonas Brothers – $ 33,596,576
  8. Coldplay – $ 27,326,562
  9. Kenny Chesney $ 26,581,141
  10. Metallica $ 25,564,234

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Feb 23 2010

Ticketmaster muss Springsteen Fans entschädigen

Bis zu einer Million Dollar Rückerstattung muss der jüngst mit “Live Nation” fusionierte Internetkartenverkäufer “Ticketmaster.com” an Fans von Bruce Springsteen zahlen, die 2009 Opfer von unsauberen Ticketverkäufen wurden. ticketmaster.com hatte Fans, die Karten für Bruce Springsteen Konzerte kaufen wollte, auf eine Seite mit überteuerten Preisen weitergeleitet.


The Federal Trade Commission today announced it has settled charges that Ticketmaster and its affiliates used deceptive bait-and-switch tactics to sell event tickets to consumers. Ticketmaster has agreed to pay refunds to consumers who bought tickets for 14 Bruce Springsteen concerts in 2009 through its ticket resale Web site TicketsNow, and to be clear about the costs and risks of buying through its reseller sites

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Feb 7 2010

“The Progressive Political Vision of Bruce Springsteen” – neues Buch

Am 12. März 2010 erscheint in Deutschland ein neues Buch, welches sich mit der Einflussnahme von Bruce Springsteens Musik auf die amerikanische Gesellschaft beschäftigt. Bruce Springsteen hat während seiner Karriere immer wieder versucht, seine schöpferische Kraft zu nutzen, um auf Fehler und Missstände aufmerksam zu machen. Der Autor David Masciotra hinterfragt die bekanntesten Hits des Künstlers und zieht Vergleiche mit anderen bedeutenden Werken der amerikanischen Kultur.

Der Autor:

David Masciotra machte seinen Abschluss an der St. Francis Universität in Joliet, IL. Danach schrieb er Essays für die “Herald News”, “Z Magazin”, “PopMatter” und das “Nerve Magazin”.
Homepage des Autors: http://www.davidmasciotra.com/

Infos zum Buch:

“Working On a Dream: The Progressive Political Vision of Bruce Springsteen” by David Masciotra
For almost four decades, Bruce Springsteen’s music has directly inspired, influenced, and uplifted millions of devoted fans, who hold a special place in their hearts and minds for his work. Springsteen’s rise to the top of American music coincided with the triumph of American conservatism, and the veneration of marketplace values above democratic principles and humanistic priorities. Springsteen has consistently summoned his creative power and artistic vision to indict these political developments and demand the cultivation of a more compassionate and progressive society. And yet his often harsh critique of the status quo and radical ideas for reform have either been ignored or misunderstood, as a result of his “All American” image and his narrative storytelling style.
On nearly every major issue—poverty, racism, urban decay, war, and peace— Springsteen’s music has offered a unique vision for moving forward with the agenda of creating the “country we carry in our hearts”—as he called it in an op-ed for the New York Times. Filled with provocative analysis of Springsteen’s best known hits and his most obscure songs, comparisons to other important works of American culture—ranging from The Sopranos to Edward Hopper—and a wealth of information about the last fifty years of American politics, culture, and society, Working On a Dream is a powerful and engaging study of this songwriter and performer’s art.
David Masciotra shows how Springsteen’s music darkly comments on the increased isolation of Americans, and calls for a return to community living and values, based on compassion, empathy, and tolerance. He illustrates how Springsteen has forced listeners to wrestle with the facts of rising poverty rates in the world’s richest nation, of wars with questionable justification, and of the continued mistreatment of racial minorities, arguing that Springsteen does this by emphasizing the suffering that everyday people – usually ignored in mainline political discussions – endure on a daily basis.
By using Springsteen’s life and music to shine a light on the dark recesses of America’s most important political and social trials and conflicts— race, religion, and working class hardship—Working on a Dream connects readers with the power, purpose, and promise of Springsteen’s extraordinary and enduring music.

Taschenbuch: 288 Seiten
Verlag: Continuum (12. März 2010)
Sprache: Englisch


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